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New York Jets’ UDFA Profile: P Alex Dunnachie

By Alan Schechter
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Could Alex Dunnachie give Robert Malone a run for his money?

Tonight, we continue on our road with the class of undrafted free agents. This time, however, we are not talking about a lineman, or a wide receiver, or even a tight end. Yes folks, tonight we are talking about a punter. Hey, punters are football players too. Yes, Robert Malone had a great year in 2012, but John Idzik, as we all know, is a big proponent of competition.

So, we talk about the competition. Meet former University of Hawaii punter Alex Dunnachie.

MEASURABLES

Alex stands at 6’4″, and weighs 220 pounds.

Take a look at his career stats:

Here is some video on Alex Dunnachie’s punts:

PROS: I love the hangtime that Alex gets on his punts. These guys don’t have a lot of room to return the kick, if they get the chance to make the clean catch. Which isn’t very often, by the way. He kicks a ball that is very tough to return, at one point in the season, Hawaii had only allowed 4 punts to be returned, best in the nation. Alex also gets excellent spin to down the ball inside the 10.

CONS: It’s not easy to find a con with a punter. The biggest one for him will be the competition. Robert Malone did one heck of a job in 2012. Sad when the punter is one of the best performers on your team, but it is what it is. It will be an up-hill battle if Dunnachie were to beat him out.

He will certainly get his shot. At the very least, Dunnachie’s presence will make Robert Malone better.

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